Number and Amount: Two $1,000 one-year scholarships will be awarded for study at either a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education or for job specific professional programs, courses or certifications.
Applicant Status: The applicant will be an employed, active ESP member of WEAC who is interested in pursuing classes that will enhance their skills or further their career in the education field.
Limitation: A recipient may receive only one scholarship award per year.
Requirement: Applicant must be a member of WEAC for at least one year.
Application Deadline: All applications must be postmarked no later than February 1. Once submitted, all applications become the property of WEAC and the Scholarship Selection Committee. Winners will be notified by phone, and all other applications will be notified of the decision of the committee by a letter.
Additional Requirements: All applicants are required to submit a cover letter which includes their contact information. WEAC will also need proof of course completion.
Alternates: Two scholarship recipients and one alternate shall be selected each year. An alternate may be awarded a scholarship if one of the recipients is unable to attend or complete the course(s) or becomes ineligible to receive the scholarship.
Selection Committee and Criteria: The WEAC ESP Committee will be responsible for judging the qualifications of the applicants and selecting the scholarship recipients and the alternate. The ESP Committee shall base its selection upon the following criteria:
- Reason for taking class – 30 points
- Union Involvement – 30 points
- School and Community Engagement, other leadership activities – 30 points
- Financial need – 10 points
Disbursement of Funds: The scholarship money will be disbursed directly to recipient in the following manner: Half of the money before the class begins, and the other half upon proof of successful completion of the course or semester. All scholarship money not used by the student for any reason remains the property of WEAC and shall be refunded to the scholarship fund.